Services for deaf or blind people

We offer a specialist service through Deaf Action or RNIB, who together form the Lothian Sensory Partnership.

For people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened or deafblind

Deaf Action can

  • assess your needs and provide advice and long term support
  • assess for and provide specialist equipment such as flashing doorbells and smoke detectors
  • provide a BSL duty service.

Tel: 0131 556 3128

SMS: 07775 620 757


If you’re a BSL user you can contact Deaf Action by telephone using contactSCOTLAND-BSL

You can contact Deaf Action via Relay UK by dialling 18001 + the required telephone number free of charge but standard network rates for your phone provider may apply. More information about Relay UK.

Visit the Deaf Action website for information on the other services provided to deaf people.

Health in Mind’s Deaf Counselling Service is open to BSL users and other deaf people.

Visit our list of helpful services for people with hearing loss.

For people who are blind or partially sighted (severely sight impaired or sight impaired)

RNIB support services can

Telephone: 0131 652 3140 Monday to Friday 9am – 12pm

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